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Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: Samsung goes full sci-fi with an iris scanner

NEW YORK CITY—Samsung is behind with a second flagship for 2016, a Galaxy Note 7. It’s fundamentally a bigger Galaxy S7 with a stylus, nonetheless this year Samsung is adding an Iris scanner and finally upgrading to USB Type C.

Like Microsoft before it, Samsung’s selling dialect has had a bit of difficulty counting this year. After the Galaxy Note 5 in 2015, a association has totally skipped a Galaxy Note 6 and advanced to a Galaxy Note 7. The thought is that a Galaxy Note line will now line adult with a Galaxy S line—this year we’re removing a Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7. (A word of warning for next year: don’t upset a Galaxy Note 8 with a Galaxy Note 8.0, a Samsung inscription from 2013.)

This doubles as likely a best approach to consider of a Galaxy Note 7: it’s a Galaxy S7, nonetheless a bit bigger. The pattern and materials are very tighten to a S7—the Note 7 is a glass-backed device with a steel frame, sporting a customary Samsung look. The specs are about a same, too, with a Snapdragon 820 (not the new 821), 4GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display. The Snapdragon is for a US market. Internationally, Samsung is again regulating an Exynos chip.

Sticking with 4GB of RAM is a small startling given that a $400 OnePlus 3 is sporting a whopping 6GB of RAM. Samsung isn’t articulate pricing for a Note line, nonetheless ATT has a inclination listed for $880. Paying a reward should pledge we a top specs out there, nonetheless that’s apparently not a box for a Note line this year. One ascent over a S7 is Gorilla Glass 5, that Corning claims will tarry a shoulder-height dump 80 percent of a time.